Resume

(Updated January 2017)

EDUCATION
Master of Journalism, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., 2010-2012
Culture and education specialization; GPA 83.6%

Bachelor of Education, York University, Toronto, ON, 2008-2009
One year consecutive program; Cumulative GPA 8.0/9.0

Bachelor of Arts, York University, Toronto, ON, 2004-2008
Honours specialized English; Dean’s Honour Roll; Cumulative GPA 7.13/9.0

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE
Business Reporter, The Canadian Press
January 2016 – Present, Toronto, ON

Online Writer, CBC
October 2012 – January 2016, Toronto, ON, and Vancouver, B.C.

Freelance Multimedia Reporter, Metro News
September 2012 – Present, Toronto, ON

Digital Journalist, ScribbleLive
September – October 2012, Toronto, ON

Reporter, The Globe and Mail
June – September 2012, Vancouver, B.C.

Journalism Fellow, FASPE
May 2012, New York, Germany, Poland

Reporter, The Globe and Mail
November 2011, Vancouver, B.C.

International Reporting Fellow, UBC School of Journalism
September 2011 – April 2012, Vancouver, B.C., and Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Research Assistant, CBC
Sept. 2011 – April 2012, Toronto, ON

Multimedia Reporter, Toronto Sun
July – August 2011, Toronto, ON

Community Desk Writer, CBC
June – July 2011, Toronto, ON

Multimedia Reporter, OpenFile
Apr. – May 2011, Vancouver, B.C.

CERTIFICATIONS
2017 Canadian Securities Course, Canadian Securities Institute

RELEVANT AWARDS
2012 Rafe Mair Award for Excellence in Journalism $750
2012 Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics fellow (worth aprx.) $10,000
2012 School of Journalism teaching-assistantship, New Media & Society course
2011 School of Journalism Continuing Student award $1,250
2010 School of Journalism Graduate Entrance award $7,500

MEDIA AND CREATIVE SKILLS

  • Capturing and editing video, audio and photos to professional standards
  • Researching, developing and sourcing stories using social networking sites
  • Creating visualizations, including interactive maps from original research and public data
  • Curating live blogs via ScribbleLive and CoveritLive
  • Blogging on WordPress and Movable Type platforms
  • Writing search engine optimized headlines, cutlines and copy

LANGUAGES
Polish: Fluent in oral expression and reading skills; strong writing skills
French: Beginner in oral expression, reading and writing

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